Love is unconditional. Being gay represents who that person is and forms their identity. Instead of trying to understand that, heterosexuals ... ... middle of paper ... ...me-sex couples cannot provide the proper environment to raise a child. Well, take a look at who many of these critics allow to marry and raise children: murderers, child molesters, convicted felons of all sorts, and so on. Yet this preferred to a gay couple free of criminal history that in fact does embrace morals?
Homosexual couples should be granted the same freedom of rights as the rest of the nation. Although many see gay marriage as a bad thing due to the AIDS epidemic, homosexuals are statistically proven to be better parents than heterosexuals, the rate of suicide would be decreased and equality would be among everyone just as the constitution is written. Finally gay marriage is believed to be unconstitutional due to traditional religious practices, although the United States constitution promotes the freedom of religion as one of the amendments. In the next vote on gay marriage needs to be allowed nation wide.
Opposite sex marriages spouses are gay, but cover it with legal marriage. Once they find out marriage is authorized, they could subdivision off from their husband and wife to get the pleasure they really want. The threats to marriage as a body will harm civilization especially children. We’re not just talking about one marriage. Those who argue against the same sex marriages insist that marriage is ordered towards the reproduction of children and that the legal provisions given to marriage are given with that end in view.
Both boys and girls need a mother and a father, and without both there will be severe consequences that the innocent children involved will have to endure. Same-sex marriage is an unnatural practice that has begun to damage society. Homosexual marriage must be put to an end because it is an abomination that has no positive result. Marriage originally was created to join a couple together in
Their major point to declaring gay marriage unconstitutional is that a marriage is only between a man and a woman. The conservatives believe gay marriage will change the foundation of society and that people would not be able to adapt to the new norms. If gay marriage is legalized it brings to the next dilemma of adoption of children. Republicans believe that if married gay couples adopt children it would led to children seeing gay marriage as normal and would change society as we know it. The church too is strictly against gay marriage.
He argues that allowing gays to marry would simply be another revision for the better, not a radical change in the institution. Sullivan brings up the argument that marriage is for raising children, but many married couples have none. He lists as examples such people as the Doles and the Buchanans; two very conservative families. The article by William Bennett, “Leave Marriage Alone,” is about how marriage is a sacred tradition. He believes that if you broaden the definition to include gays, that act will totally alter the purpose and meaning of marriage.
Another argument presented to turn away the idea of same gender marriages questioned the parenting and safety of raising a child in a homosexual home... ... middle of paper ... ...the doors are closed, homosexual marriages could be the new foundation for a sweeping change in American politics and everyday life. Perhaps this generation will pave the road for the awareness of this human rights issue. Aside from all religious aspects (as religion should be held alone with the separation of church and state), the case against same-gender marriage is simply that people are unfamiliar to it. Bigotry and prejudice still exist in our society, and traditionally people fear what is strange and unusual to them. However, this has never stopped society from evolving and changing everyday.
Same sex couples look at being denied the right to legally marry each other as their freedom of speech being taken away, but in actuality they are only expressing their love. Legalizing gay marriage will not damage society. If same sex marriage were legal everywhere in the United States, society will still function normally and no family values will be lost. If gay marriage is legal in seventeen, why must the other thirty three states continue to ban same sex marriage? How can we all be equal if we are being denied certain rights because of who we love?
But, why should others care about gay marriage? Vice President Dick Cheney opened his 2004 debate, “freedom means freedom for everyone.” It m... ... middle of paper ... ...exuals themselves. Children will be exposed to a great deal of teasing and hatred by fellow students and this could negatively affect his or her development. Evidence shows family structure matters most and a child’s well-being is the intact, biological, married family. Calling gay marriage a threat to society is nothing but being discriminatory towards two same-sex individuals who just want to be treated equal.
He explains that homosexual couples that are not allowed to marry are denied tax breaks, group insurance, and pension programs (Stoddard, 1988, p. 551). These are important grounds,... ... middle of paper ... ... wish, but may not be allowed to marry them. To the government, marriage is a legal contract and love is an emotional connection. Stoddard uses many successful techniques to support his major claim that gay marriage should be made legal. He misuses a few techniques, but overall his paper was a success.